Over 4000 free audio and video lectures, seminars and teaching resources from Oxford University.
Skip to Content Skip to Navigation

Thank you for visiting! Please consider filling out our questionnaire. This will help us improve our service providing free educational media recorded from the University of Oxford. Many thanks!

Click here to access the survey (3 minutes to complete).

memory

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Dissident Writing, Law and Transitional Justice in Tunisia The paper explores selected testimonies and memoirs by survivors of state repression in Tunisia, in order to discuss whether their role is to be considered reformist or revolutionary after the liberation of narrative in 2011. Mohamed-Salah Omri 03 Sep 2018
2 Literature and Transitional Justice After the Rwandan Genocide: Veronique Tadjo’s The Shadow of Imama This paper discusses the problems of literary memorialization and quest for truth in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide as addressed by Veronique Tadjo’s The Shadow of Imana. Brendon Nicholls 03 Sep 2018
3 The Irreverence of Bones: Reclaiming Trashed Lives in the Aftermath of Violence in Adios Ayacucho (1984) and Insensatez (2004) By analysing two Latin American fictional narratives, this paper explores the metaphors of humanity as waste and memory as cleansing in the context of transitional justice. Daniel O Mosquera 03 Sep 2018
4 Une démocratie sans justice transitionnelle: refoulement, silence et oubli dans le pacte de dénégation de l’Espagne de la transition This paper is a study of transitional justice in Spain after the Francoist dictatorship, a process of reconciliation based on the denial of the regime’s genocidal violence. Jesús Izquierdo Martín 03 Sep 2018
5 Workshop: Memory, Memoirs, and History part 2 Ella Shohat (New York University) and Avi Shlaim (St Antony's College) give the second of two workshops for the middle east centre. Ella Shohat, Avi Shlaim 28 Aug 2018
6 Workshop: Memory, Memoirs, and History Part 1 Ella Shohat (New York University) and Avi Shlaim (St Antony's College) give the first of two workshops for the middle east centre. Ella Shohat, Avi Shlaim 28 Aug 2018
7 Creative Commons Lydia Wilson speaks to Alex Donnelly Lydia Wilson talks to Alex Donnelly about commemoration as a narrative for the future in the Middle East Lydia Wilson, Alex Donnelly 30 Jul 2018
8 Interview with Dr Peter Grant Peter Grant talks to Johana Musalkova and Rita Phillips about the link between collective memory and popular music, exploring examples of artists who attempt to challenge dominant national narratives. Peter Grant, Johana Musalkova, Rita Phillips 18 Jun 2018
9 Laura Hassler speaks to Kate McLoughlin Laura Hassler, Founding Director of Musicians without Borders, talks to Kate McLoughlin about her vision for the organisation and music’s potential in giving voice, recognition and empowerment to post-conflict communities. Laura Hassler, Kate McLoughlin 18 Jun 2018
10 Rihab Azar speaks to Niall Munro Musician Rihab Azar talks to Niall Munro about her quest to find new ways of empowering and connecting communities through music and how music functions as a ‘resistance act’ in situations of (post-)conflict. Rihab Azar, Niall Munro 18 Jun 2018
11 The Monk, the Memorist, the Mushroom and the MRI Discover how we create and store ideas, and how modern neuroscience process 16th century theories on memory. Dan Holloway 13 Jun 2018
12 2018 Annual Uehiro Lectures (1/3): Dementia and the Social Scaffold of Memory Lecture 1 of 3. Who we are depends in part on the social world in which we live. In these lectures I look at some consequences for three mental health problems, broadly construed: dementia, addiction, and psychosomatic illness. Richard Holton 05 Jun 2018
13 Rihab Azar – Oud Performance Syrian musician Rihab Azar gives a short performance at the Music and Memory workshop. Rihab Azar 25 May 2018
14 Music and Memory: Panel-led Workshop 1 This workshop brought together musicians and scholars to elicit the distinct contribution of music – as opposed to silence and non-musical sound – to commemoration and healing. Kate Kennedy, Peter Grant, Laura Hassler, Rihab Azar 21 May 2018
15 Music and Memory: Jonathan Dove in Conversation with Kate Kennedy Award-winning composer Jonathan Dove talks to Dr Kate Kennedy about the relationship of his music to war and remembrance. Jonathan Dove, Kate Kennedy 21 May 2018
16 Creative Commons The Polish Italian Royal Wedding of 1518: Dynasty, Memory & Language Natalia Nowakowska (Tutor and Fellow in History, Somerville College and Principal Investigator 'The Jagiellonians Project') gives a talk for the History Faculty. Natalia Nowakowska 16 May 2018
17 Silke Arnold-de Simine speaks to Catherine Gilbert Dr Silke Arnold-de Simine talks to Dr Catherine Gilbert about new forms of testimony, the limits of empathy and the need to understand processes of exclusion and dehumanisation. Silke Arnold-de Simine, Catherine Gilbert 24 Apr 2018
18 Daniel Libeskind: Architecture and Memory In this lecture, architect Daniel Libeskind shares his creative process and thinking for many of his most prominent buildings including the Jewish Museum Berlin and the Military History Museum in Dresden. Daniel Libeskind 26 Feb 2018
19 Competing Memories: Truth and Reconciliation in Sierra Leone and Peru Rebekka Friedman (King’s College London) gives a talk for the OTJR Seminar Series. Rebekka Friedman 27 Nov 2017
20 Aminatta Forna speaks to Catherine Gilbert Aminatta Forna OBE, author of The Devil that Danced on the Water, talks to Dr Catherine Gilbert about silence, narrative and resilience in Sierra Leone. Aminatta Forna, Catherine Gilbert 21 Nov 2017
21 Memoir and Memory: Aminatta Forna in Conversation with Elleke Boehmer Launch event for the Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Series. Aminatta Forna, OBE (novelist and memoirist, Lannan Visiting Professor of Poetics at Georgetown University) in conversation with Elleke Boehmer (Professor of World Literature in English, Oxford). Aminatta Forna, Elleke Boehmer 20 Nov 2017
22 Aminatta Forna on writing memory and trauma in The Memory of Love Aminatta Forna gives a reading from her award-winning novel, The Memory of Love (2010), and discusses it with Prof. Ankhi Mukherjee. She talks about the psychology of war and healing after conflict, and about love, betrayal and complicity. Aminatta Forna, Ankhi Mukherjee 25 Aug 2017
23 Migration, Memory and Identity Part of the Humanities & Identities Lunchtime Seminar Series Laura van Broekhoven, Elleke Boehmer, Karma Nabulsi, Gayle Lonergan 07 Jul 2017
24 Creative Commons Whither Death? Helen Swift and Jessica Goodman discuss the one day conference 'Whither Death?' Helen Swift, jessica Goodman 28 Mar 2017
25 Shakespeare’s Memory – Professor Rodrigo Quian Quiroga (Director of the Centre for Systems Neuroscience, University of Leicester) Rodrigo’s talk references the writing of Jorge Luis Borges, particularly his short stories 'Shakespeare’s Memory' and 'Funes the Memorious', which deal with memory. Rodrigo Quian Quiroga 12 Dec 2016
26 Creative Commons Authenticity Three speakers examine Authenticity in the 8th Unconscious Memory seminar. Andrew Parker, Hannah Drayson, Matthew Reynolds 04 Jul 2016
27 Creative Commons And all this time it dwells behind the door Annie Freud, the award-winning poet and artist, will talk about where her poems come from, her development as an artist and writer, and the relationship between her poems and paintings. Annie Freud, Sowon Park 04 Jul 2016
28 Significant Form Semir Zeki gives a presentation entitled; The Neurobiology of Beauty, and Gerhard Lauer gives a talk entitled, Is there an Aesthetic Experience in this Experiment? The Chair is Professor Andrew Parker. Semir Zeki, Gerhard Lauer, Andrew Parker 18 Mar 2016
29 Proustian Memory Professor Gordon Shepherd (Yale) ‘Reassessing Mechanisms of Autobiographical Memory’ and Dr Kirsten Shepherd-Barr (St Catherine’s, Oxford) ‘Madeleines and Neuromodernism’. Chaired by Dr Sowon Park (Corpus Christi, Oxford) Gordon Shepherd, Kirsten Shepherd-Barr 04 Jun 2015
30 Priming Professor Masud Husain and Dr Ben Morgan give the third Unconscious Memory talk. Masud Husain, Ben Morgan 18 Feb 2015
31 Exploring the Two Cultures Professor Larry Squire and Dr Simon Kemp give the first Unconscious Memory Seminar. Larry Squire, Simon Kemp 18 Feb 2015
32 Exploring the Two Cultures Professor Larry Squire and Dr Simon Kemp Larry Squire, Simon Kemp 26 Jan 2015
33 Creative Commons “Not for Glory, not for Gain!” The Czech Glass Spartakiad Figurine, 1955 This paper looks at the glass figurines of Czech artist Miloslav Klinger, made to commemorate the 1955 Prague Spartakiad, as complex sites of memory, craft and political propaganda. Rebecca Bell 07 Oct 2014
34 Creative Commons The Politics of Memory: Designing the Ganatantra Smarak (Republic Memorial), Kathmandu, Nepal Examination of the design competition of Nepal's republic memorial. Bryony Whitmarsh 30 Sep 2014
35 Creative Commons Authenticity and commemoration: an analysis of Otto Weidt Worshop for the Blind and the Jewish Museum in Berlin This paper will analyse both spaces according to their scale, location in the city, authenticity, phenomenology and prosthetic memory, in order to determine whether design can enhance and protect our collective memory. Ana Souto 30 Sep 2014
36 Creative Commons Collective Memory and Conflict Representation: War and Peace in Colombian Museums This paper studies some Colombian museums that are reflecting upon war. Andrés Pardo Rodriguez 30 Sep 2014
37 The AIDS Memorial Quilt: Mourning an Ongoing War Contemporary Design History; History of the AIDS Crisis Clementine Power 30 Sep 2014
38 Creative Commons Dementia An overview of the aetiology, clinical diagnosis and management of dementia. Charlotte Allan, Daniel Maughan 15 Oct 2013
39 Delete: Forgetting in the Digital Age Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at the Oxford Internet Institute Viktor Mayer-Schönberger gives the Keble London lecture 2012. Viktor Mayer-Schonberger 11 Jan 2013
40 Creative Commons The Sandwich that Sabotaged Civilisation Myths and Mistakes. How a well known photograph and an infamous lunch break have shaped our memory of the Sarajevo assassination. Dr Paul Miller 10 Jan 2013
41 Does the Mind have a Future? Baroness Greenfield discusses how Information Technology is changing the way humans think and feel. Whilst there are clear benefits, she also highlights the less desirable consequences, and suggests how best to minimise these threats. Susan Greenfield 28 Feb 2012
42 The Memory of State Terrorism in the Southern Cone: Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. Book Launch Book launch event to promote the release of The Memory of State Terrorism in the Southern Cone: Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay by Francesca Lessa and Vincent Druliolle (editors). Chaired by Dr Diego Sanchez Ancochea. Diego Sanchez Ancochea, Leigh Payne, Alejandra Serpente, Francesca Lessa 05 Jul 2011
43 Four Dead in Ohio: The Politics of Public Memory at Kent State Dr. Mark Laffey, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, SOAS, University of London, gives a talk for the OTJR seminar series on 8th March 2011. Mark Laffey 31 Mar 2011
44 Creative Commons Myth, Memory, Fandom: Konstantin Simonov and his Readers in the 1950s and 1960s Twelfth presentation of the Research Approaches to Former Soviet States: A Practical Introduction conference. Introduction by Jon Waterlow. Polly Jones 22 Feb 2011
45 Creative Commons Listening for Twenty Years Eleventh presentation of the Research Approaches to Former Soviet States: A Practical Introduction conference. Introduction by Jon Waterlow. Catharine Merridale 22 Feb 2011
46 Creative Commons RSC Astor Lecture: Gendered Violence and the Politics of Memory in Sudan's Conflict Zones This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre's 2nd Astor Lecture which was on Tuesday 25th January 2011 at The Taylor Institute, University of Oxford. Sondra Hale 26 Jan 2011
47 Creative Commons 8.3 Problems for Locke's View of Personal Identity Part 8.3. Criticisms of Locke's view of personal identity; if personal identity is dependent on memory then how does forgetting personal history and the concept of false memory change Locke's view of personal identity. Peter Millican 01 Dec 2010
48 Creative Commons 8.2 John Locke on Personal Identity Part 8.2. Looks at John Locke's view of personal identity; how consciousness and 'personal history' distinguish personal identity and the idea of memory as crucial for personal identity. Peter Millican 01 Dec 2010
49 Creative Commons 8.1 Introduction to Personal Identity Part 8.1. Introduces the concept of personal identity, what is it to be a person, whether someone is the same person over time and Leibniz's law of sameness. Peter Millican 01 Dec 2010
50 The infinitely expanding universe of memory; books, manuscript...pixels Part of the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Bodley's Librarian Dr Sarah Thomas in conversation with Dr Alice Prochaska, Principal of Somerville, discussing the 'infinitely expanding universe of memory' and collections in the digital age. Sarah Thomas, Alice Prochaska 30 Nov 2010
51 Delete! Viktor Mayer-Schönberger looks at the important role that forgetting has played throughout human history, the surprising phenomenon of perfect remembering in the digital age, and why we must reintroduce our capacity to forget. Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, Helen Margetts 10 May 2010
52 Delete! Viktor Mayer-Schönberger looks at the important role that forgetting has played throughout human history, the surprising phenomenon of perfect remembering in the digital age, and why we must reintroduce our capacity to forget. Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, Helen Margetts 10 May 2010
53 Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in a Digital Age Professor Mayer-Schonberger discusses the concept of forgetting in relation to the 'digital age' - where nothing online is forgotten and the consequences of this to individuals and society. Viktor Mayer-Schonberger 23 Dec 2009